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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Requests Input on Revised Public Pool and Spa Construction Standard
July 10, 2023

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Requests Input on Revised Public Pool and Spa Construction Standard

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is announcing the appointment of the Standard Writing Committee of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-1 American National Standard for Public Swimming Pools, and is requesting input and participation from all interested parties. The APSP-1 Standard will be redesignated as the PHTA/ICC-1 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Design, Construction, and Installation.


PHTA Supports Reintroduction of Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Reauthorization Act
June 27, 2023

PHTA Supports Reintroduction of Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Reauthorization Act

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announces its support of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Reauthorization Act (VGBA), which was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last week by U.S. Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL-25). H.R. 4313 seeks to reauthorize and update 2008 legislation requiring every public pool in the United States to install safe drain covers that prevent suction entrapment, in an effort to decrease drownings in pools and spas.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Celebrates 40th Anniversary as American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Developer
June 15, 2023

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Celebrates 40th Anniversary as American National Standards Institute Accredited Standards Developer

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is proud to be celebrating 40 years of being an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Developer. PHTA is the leading industry organization recognized by ANSI to develop and promote national consensus standards for residential and public swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas. Since 1983, PHTA has developed and revised 16 industry standards covering construction, maintenance, safety, energy efficiency, and other important topics. They help ensure the safety and health of consumers, members, and the community.


BridgeUSA Program Resolution Receives Strong Industry Support
June 12, 2023

BridgeUSA Program Resolution Receives Strong Industry Support

Over 400 organizations, including the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the IAAPA – the global association for the attractions industry, FMI – the Food Industry Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the U.S. Travel Association, support the resolution introduced last week by Reps. Blake Moore (R-UT), Annie Kuster (D-NH), and Chris Pappas (D-NH). This House resolution reaffirms bipartisan Congressional support of the U.S. Department of State BridgeUSA programs—formerly the Exchange Visitor J-1 Visa Program—and confirms that these programs are vital to the economy and national interests of the United States.


The 6 Most Important Ways to Make Water Recreation Safer This Summer
May 24, 2023

The 6 Most Important Ways to Make Water Recreation Safer This Summer

As summer kicks into high gear on Memorial Day weekend, families converge on aquatic centers, pools, waterparks, and open bodies of water. Taking proactive steps to ensure everyone's safety is vital. The National Water Safety Coalition urges families to keep six action steps top of mind this weekend and all summer long to help prevent drownings and water-related injuries.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Standards Consensus Committee Appoints New Members
May 22, 2023

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Standards Consensus Committee Appoints New Members

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Vice Chair and four new Voting Members. The SCC is PHTA’s official consensus voting body, responsible for reviewing and voting on all pool, spa, and hot tub standards to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Members of the SCC are classified into one of four interest categories: Producer, User-Government, User-Consumer, or General Interest.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Launches its New Jobseeker Website, WorkInAquatics.com
May 17, 2023

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Launches its New Jobseeker Website, WorkInAquatics.com

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), the trade association representing the swimming pool, hot tub, and spa industry, today announced a major milestone in its workforce development program as it launched its brand new jobseeker website, WorkInAquatics.com, and robust job board made exclusively for PHTA member companies, careers.WorkInAquatics.com.


International Water Safety Day: Be Water Smart
May 15, 2023

International Water Safety Day: Be Water Smart

May 15 is International Water Safety Day. It's a day designated to spread global awareness of the drowning pandemic and to educate youth in becoming safer in and around the water. On this day, activities are happening in local communities to share drowning awareness and water safety education, including in schools, on swim teams, and more.


Pentair Dives into National Water Safety Month as Program Sponsor
May 10, 2023

Pentair Dives into National Water Safety Month as Program Sponsor

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is pleased to announce that Pentair is returning to its role as Program Sponsor for National Water Safety Month (NWSM) this May. As a leader in the pool, spa, and hot tub industry, Pentair will help the NWSM coalition shine a spotlight on the importance of water safety and safe swimming practices as the country heads into peak swim season.


National Water Safety Month Coalition Celebrates 20th Anniversary
May 8, 2023

National Water Safety Month Coalition Celebrates 20th Anniversary

A National Coalition of water safety partners, including the American Red Cross, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), and the World Waterpark Association (WWA), along with Governors in 45+ states, are working together to promote May as the 20th annual National Water Safety Month.


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